Connected Home Roadmap Presentation to  CABA Board of Directors April 29, 2005
Proposal: <ul><li>To undertake a roadmap in the area of Connected Home applications and technologies   that will assist th...
Needs being addressed: <ul><li>Identification of the broad consumer applications that will drive the market to a mass mark...
Application Areas <ul><li>Life safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment (including games). </li></ul><ul><li>Communications...
Deliverables <ul><li>A better understanding of applications of value to the consumer - move the industry to a mass market ...
Review of Activities  <ul><li>Presentation at EHX in November 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation at CES in January 2005 <...
Funding Companies <ul><li>Brookfield Homes  </li></ul><ul><li>Global Inventures  </li></ul><ul><li>Invensys Climate Contro...
Project Management <ul><li>A balanced steering committee of 8-12 industry representatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key indus...
Next Steps <ul><li>Formalize funding agreements and arrange contracts – mid May </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee meeti...
For More Information <ul><li>Gerry Meade, P.Eng. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>416-566-8616 </li></ul>
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Chrm Board Presentation April 29 2005

  1. 1. Connected Home Roadmap Presentation to CABA Board of Directors April 29, 2005
  2. 2. Proposal: <ul><li>To undertake a roadmap in the area of Connected Home applications and technologies that will assist the industry in moving to a mass market environment. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Needs being addressed: <ul><li>Identification of the broad consumer applications that will drive the market to a mass market environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperative efforts amongst industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Broader approach than can be mounted by an individual company. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-technology driven approach. </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of consumer awareness of Connected Home benefits. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Application Areas <ul><li>Life safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment (including games). </li></ul><ul><li>Communications (to/within the home, local/broad area networking, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Control (energy management, comfort, lighting, appliances, etc.). </li></ul><ul><li>Health and telemedicine. </li></ul><ul><li>Education and informatics. </li></ul><ul><li>Small Office/Home Office. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Deliverables <ul><li>A better understanding of applications of value to the consumer - move the industry to a mass market environment; </li></ul><ul><li>Direction on the technologies required to support these applications - specific markets; </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of the technology gaps that need to be addressed; </li></ul><ul><li>Success and risk factors to be considered; and </li></ul><ul><li>Increased awareness of the Connected Home amongst non-traditional industry players, the distribution channel and the consumer. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Review of Activities <ul><li>Presentation at EHX in November 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation at CES in January 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up e-mail and phone contact with attendees </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail blitz for Connected Home Council </li></ul><ul><li>Follow-up e-mail and phone contact </li></ul>
  7. 7. Funding Companies <ul><li>Brookfield Homes </li></ul><ul><li>Global Inventures </li></ul><ul><li>Invensys Climate Control </li></ul><ul><li>Leviton Mfg </li></ul><ul><li>SaskTel </li></ul><ul><li>Trane </li></ul>
  8. 8. Project Management <ul><li>A balanced steering committee of 8-12 industry representatives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>key industries and research/academic centers, governmental agencies and developers/contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad organizational representation ( technical support, marketing, research and development, financial, manufacturing, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Representatives from funding companies. </li></ul><ul><li>Chaired by an industry representative. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet approximately five (5) times over the course of the study, in addition to holding conference calls. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Next Steps <ul><li>Formalize funding agreements and arrange contracts – mid May </li></ul><ul><li>Steering committee meeting - mid May </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Finalize direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set requirements for RFP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify potential contractors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issue RFP - end of May </li></ul><ul><li>Interview and select contractor - June </li></ul>
  10. 10. For More Information <ul><li>Gerry Meade, P.Eng. </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>416-566-8616 </li></ul>

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